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Silk Way West Airlines orders five Boeing 777 Freighters

Boeing and Silk Way West Airlines today announced the private cargo operator will expand its international network with an order for five 777 Freighters. The deal marks the first purchase of the long-range, high capacity twin-engine freighter in the Caspian region and Central Asia. The airplane...

JetBlue took delivery of A321LR with the first Airspace interior

JetBlue Airways has taken delivery of its first of 13 A321LR aircraft featuring Airbus’ new Airspace interior. These new A321LRs support JetBlue’s plan to open its highly anticipated transatlantic services, starting with direct flights to London later this year. In addition to these 13 n...


Total of 96 routes in 2021 - airBaltic adds new flights

airBaltic announces that starting from July it will launch new destinations from Riga to Valencia in Spain, Pisa in Italy and Kos in Greece. This year the company will offer a network of more than 96 routes from the Baltics, including eight newly announced routes from Riga. Martin Gauss, Chief Executive Officer of airBaltic: “As vaccination rates improve across Europe, we se...

First JetBlue Airbus A220 powered by Pratt & Whitney GTF engines entered service

Pratt & Whitney along with JetBlue Airways celebrated the entry into service of the airline’s first A220 aircraft which is powered by Pratt & Whitney GTF engines. The event was commemorated with a gate ceremony at Boston Logan International Airport, attended by representatives from JetBlue, Airbus and Pratt & Whitney, after which the plane departed for Tampa Internation...

Air Manas enters service with first Airbus A220 powered by Pratt & Whitney GTF engines

 Pratt & Whitney and Air Manas celebrated the delivery of the airline’s first Airbus A220-300 aircraft today, leased through GTLK Middle East, and powered by Pratt & Whitney GTF engines. “We are delighted to welcome the first GTF-powered A220 aircraft to fleet,” said Talgat Nurbaev, General Director of Air Manas. “These new, state-of-the-...

Japan Airlines opens direct flights from Sheremetyevo to Haneda Airport

Japan Airlines began operating regular flights on 23 April on the Tokyo - Moscow - Tokyo route from Sheremetyevo International Airport to Haneda Airport, reviving a historic route opened in 1967. An official event was held at Sheremetyevo to commemorate this significant event with the participation of the Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Japan...

Bees Airline selected AeroCRS as their technology partner

The AeroCRS team is excited to announce that Bees Airline joined the AeroCRS family and is already live with AeroCRS PSS and AeroCRS Network. Bees Airline is a start-up airline from Ukraine that received its AOC in March 2021 and is planning to offer 15 scheduled routes and also 16 charter routes to leisure destinations. Bees Airline currently has two 189-seat Boeing 737-800s but plans to grow...

Finnair to fly to over 60 destinations in summer 2021

Finnair is preparing to grow its flight schedule this summer with a focus on leisure destinations, as the vaccine roll-out is expected to enable the reopening of travel in many countries.  In June, Finnair will resume flights to destinations like Reykjavik, Bodø, Nice, Lisbon and Vilnius. Additional frequencies will also be added to Greek islands such as Rhodes, Chania and...

2021 Rome ecoFlight Highlights

Etihad Airways once again takes to the skies with its first Greenliner eco trial flight (ecoflight) for 2021,  testing eco-friendly initiatives in support of sustainable aviation. With the objective to be the “Safest, Greenest flight”; this ecoflight will demonstrate Covid-19 health and safety measures (Wellness) alongside environmental conservation priorities (Sustainability). Op...

DHL Express MENA increases regional fleet capacity with 7 New Boeing 767-300Fs

DHL Express MENA recently announced the expansion of its regional aviation fleet with the addition of seven new Boeing 767-300F freighters scheduled to be inducted starting this month and gradually during the course of 2021. This marks another milestone in the logistic company’s efforts to enhance its regional aviation network with modern, cost effective and reliable aircraft, and improve it...

New airBaltic Baltic Cargo Hub at Riga Airport

airBaltic and Riga Airport have signed a land reservation agreement for building a new Baltic Cargo Hub at Riga Airport. The new cargo hangar will be the largest dedicated air cargo handling facility in the Baltics. Martin Gauss, Chief Executive Officer of airBaltic: “For years airBaltic Cargo has provided essential mail and cargo shipments to and f...

Delta Air Lines orders 25 additional Airbus A321neos

Delta Air Lines has placed a firm order for 25 A321neo (New Engine Option) aircraft. This is in addition to Delta’s 2017 order of 100 A321neo aircraft. These planes will be powered by Pratt & Whitney PW1100G-JM engines. Additionally, Delta has accelerated delivery of two A350-900 aircraft as well as two A330-900neo aircraft.    “With our customers ready to reclaim the j...

Gulf Air carries out first in-house C Check on Boeing 787 9 Dreamliner & Airbus A320neo

Gulf Air has marked the successful completion of the first scheduled C-Check maintenance event on its Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner fleet. The check was carried out fully in Bahrain by Gulf Air’s team of engineers and technicians comprising of more than 90% Bahraini qualified staff. This achievement reinforces Gulf Air’s technical capabilities in line with the airline’s ongoing ef...

Alaska Airlines commits to carbon, waste and water goals for 2025, announces path to net zero by 2040

 Alaska Airlines announced its commitment and roadmap to reduce the company's carbon emissions to net-zero by 2040, and commitments across carbon, waste, and water impacts by 2025. Today's announcement included the release of Alaska's 2020 LIFT Sustainability Report detailing the company's broader climate change strategy, including waste and water initiatives. Ala...

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SmartLynx Airlines adds 5 Airbus A330 aircraft for cargo operations and land into long-haul market

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STARLUX Airlines first flight landing in Ho Chi Minh City

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MTU Maintenance delivers 500th CF34-10E engine to Kenya Airways

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Alaska Air Group orders 9 new E175 aircraft for operation with Horizon Air

Embraer has agreed the sale of nine new E175 jets to Alaska Air Group and its subsidiary Horizon Air. The E175 aircraft will fly exclusively with Alaska Airlines under a Capacity Purchase Agreement (C...

Helvetic Airways migrated to AeroCRS

Swiss-based, Helvetic Airways, migrated to AeroCRS from their custom-made system which was in use by the airline for several years. Helvetic Airways will use the full suite of services by AeroCRS whic...

Around Half of airBaltic employees are vaccinated, New flights to Pisa, Valencia and Kos

airBaltic informs that during three days of vaccination 410 employees of the company have used the opportunity to receive their first dose of Covid-19 vaccine next to more employees who have alre...